SOCU arrests woman at CJIA with US$44,000

first_img…allegedly failed to declare moneyA 36-year-old South Ruimveldt woman is now in the custody of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), detained for failing to declare to customs officials, upon arrival at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Thursday evening, more than US$44,000 which she had in her possession.Based on reports received, the woman arrived on a St Lucian flight at Guyana’s main port of entry with some US$44,688 in her possession. It is not clear how the woman passed security checkpoints in St Lucia with that amount of money.Guyana Times understands that upon arrival at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, she was asked if she had anything to declare and she responded in the negative. However, customs officials discovered the foreign currency stashed in two parcels in her hand luggage during a routine check on her luggage. She was immediately pulled aside and questioned, and SOCU was quickly involved. The law stipulates that once any passenger is carrying in excess of US$10,000, the money must be declared to the relevant authorities for clearance.The suspected business woman remains in custody.Back in January 2016, jewellery belonging to a Better Hope, East Coast Demerara gold smith and valued at more than G$10million was confiscated by ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). The man, Richard Ramjit, was accused by security officers of smuggling gold, but he had denied the allegation. At the time, he was then told that the jewellery was seized because it valued approximately $4M, which is in excess of US$10,000 – the threshold at which seizures can be made under amended anti-money laundering laws if there is no declaration to customs.The CANU ranks worked in accordance with the mandate of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), which was set up to detect crimes related to money laundering and terrorism. Ramjit has since sued the state for $10M on the basis that his fundamental rights and freedoms were breached.last_img read more

Donegal woman who survived Indonesian earthquake joins aid appeal

first_imgSophia Gallagher was walking through her home in North Lombok on Sunday when the ground suddenly started shaking and the world as she knew it collapsed.The Letterkenny woman (32), who works as a diving instructor on the holiday island, ran out onto the street to escape the destruction of the 6.9 magnitude quake that struck on a horrific evening she will never forget.“Strangers were grabbing onto each other to stay steady as the entire ground moved. There had been an earthquake a couple of days ago and they were all shouting ‘this is worse, this is worse’,” Sophia told Donegal Woman. The death toll of that day has reached 300 so far, but the aftershocks have not settled, and people are still trapped under rubble.Devastation of the 6.9 earthquake in Lombok, 5th August 2018Sophia spent Sunday night on higher ground in fear of a tsunami. As a trained nurse, she attempted to help a local family whose son had been severely injured. However, he was too far gone and she could do nothing but watch the little boy die in his mother’s arms.“It was chaos. We had no lights, just flashlights, and there were thousands of people stuck on one hill. There was a tower on the hill that fell a bit with every aftershock and so much panic.“I’m a nurse, and someone asked if I would go down to help. I would do anything for anyone but I was absolutely terrified. I had just witnessed a little boy dying and I couldn’t,” Sophia said. Sophia was fortunate to get off the island 13 hours after the quake struck. At that time, she saw bodies all over the beach, people trapped under the rubble, but no help was coming.“Nobody came. I thought maybe helicopters would come, but there was nothing.”Image via earthquake.usgs.govEvacuations from Lombok after Sunday’s earthquakeThousands of tourists were evacuated from the three Gili Islands in the days after the disaster. But for the locals who have to remain, Sophia says they have no help.Speaking from Bali, Sophia finds it ‘brutal’ that life is going on as normal for people on this popular honeymoon island which is neighbouring with Lombok.“All of Lombok is suffering. Entire villages have been wiped out, the hospital was damaged and hundreds and thousands of people are left without food, water, electricity and the aid isn’t getting to them.” Emergency medical teams work outdoors after the 6.9 earthquake in Lombok, 5th August 2018Sophia has joined an international team of people who have managed to leave the island and want to send aid back.“We are people working in hospitality and diving and other jobs who have friends in Lombok. We are all traumatized, but at the same time we are doing all we can to help the people who are still there.“We want to spread the word to help the people who do not have the money to fly to Bali.”Sophia Gallagher works as a diving instructor in the popular Gili IslandsSophia has been travelling to Lombok for the past five years, where she has been greeted with nothing but kindness from the locals who are now suffering. “Lombok is what Bali was 20 years ago. The people are super friendly, they are so excited to invite you into their houses and share their food, have you meet their families and take pictures with you.”“I’ve seen such lovely people experience such bad things and they really need help,” Sophia said.Sophia GallagherSophia’s relief team are working together to raise awareness of the people’s plight and to send over emergency supplies.She said: “A lot of our group have lost their jobs, we do not have much funds, but we are here. Every single cent we get is going to buy food, rice, noodles, blankets, mosquitos and medical supplies. I know people in Donegal might not have much money, but if they even share the fundraising page it would be a big help.”“Anyone who has ever come here would know what the people are like. They love tourism and it’s so sad that the government has abandoned these islands.”Sophie is planning to return to the island as soon as it is safe to do so. “There isn’t a hope I’d go home and leave these people behind,” she said.If you wish to donate to the Lombok Earthquake Support fund, please visit: woman who survived Indonesian earthquake joins aid appeal was last modified: August 14th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:aidearthquakelomboksophia gallagherlast_img read more

When Arsenal interrupted 62-goal ace’s holiday to try and buy him in record deal

first_imgThe striker stood to make a fortune if he moved south and the Gunners were prepared to pay through the nose to land him.McGrory had just scored 62 goals in the 1927/28 season, which included eight goals in a 9-0 win against Dunfermline in January, and with Arsenal on their way to becoming the best team in England the two appeared to be the perfect match.Except McGrory had no intention of leaving, even if Celtic were prepared to cash in on their prized asset and take Arsenal’s whopping £10,000 offer. As a boy growing up in Glasgow he had dreamed of emulating his hero, Patsy Gallacher, and pulling on the famous shirt. It meant everything to him.So keen were Celtic to conclude the transfer, though, that the board and manager Willie Maley led McGrory to London under false pretences so the Londoners could put their proposal to him.McGrory was accompanying Maley on his holiday to Lourdes, but the train would pass through the capital first where, on arrival, they were met by Highbury boss Herbert Chapman.“He offered me everything but the moon,” McGrory said. Although immensely flattered by the compliments Chapman bestowed on him the answer was thanks but no thanks.And so off he went to Lourdes, the place of miracles – the fact it would take one for Chapman to get his way was not lost on the striker – but the manager wasn’t ready to give up. On McGrory and Maley’s return, he intercepted the duo at the station once more, but the player still couldn’t be persuaded.“I just wish I had players as loyal and as enthusiastic to their club as you are to Celtic,” an exasperated Chapman said when finally conceding defeat.Not that McGrory was rewarded for his loyalty by Celtic’s top brass. He later found out he wasn’t even the top earner at the club and while many of his team-mates were on £9-a-week, the most he ever took home was £8.No doubt the board were angry at missing out on a massive windfall and the chance to buy some new plus fours.“Jimmy McGrory of Arsenal would never have sounded as good as Jimmy McGrory of Celtic,” the player insisted. 3 Former Arsenal manager Herbert Chapman attempted to sign Jimmy McGrory in a £10,000 transfer 3 In 1928 Arsenal were looking for a striker and manager Herbert Chapman had his eyes on one of the deadliest around, as Retro Football Blog explains.News of Jimmy McGrory’s goal scoring talent quickly spread after breaking into the Celtic first team in the early 1920s and by the time Arsenal made their move he was on another planet. Arsenal eventually spent their cash on Bolton’s David Jack, who won three league titles and scored 124 times in 208 matches for the club.McGrory, meanwhile, remained at Celtic and scored 468 league and cup goals for the club before retiring in 1937 and later managing them.READ: When Arsenal’s big spending appalled the FA!@retrofootballblog 3last_img read more


first_imgWe are looking for volunteers to help take down the flags and bunting that remain up tomorrow, Thursday Dec. 27th. We are meeting at Gormley’s Centra (near the Hospital) at 11am sharp. We particularly need help from those with ladders and or vans!!Can any managers that still have trophies, please collect them so we can put them into the trophy cabinet in O’Donnell Park.While 2012 was an historic year for Donegal football, St. Eunan’s GAA club has also had a fantastic year, claiming a Senior football double of League & Championship honours in Men’s football while the Senior Hurlers missed out on the county final on scoring difference and the Senior ladies lost their county semi-final by a solitary point. There were also several underage successes claimed by the St. Eunan’s club in 2012. Rory Kavanagh and Kevin Rafferty represented St. Eunan’s on Donegal’s All-Ireland SFC winning squad with Rory playing a significant role at midfield that saw him nominated for an All-Star Award.The Seniors defeated southern sides Kilcar, Killybegs, Dungloe and N. Conaill en route to regaining the Senior Championship crown for the first time since 2009 – a title that was much coveted this year with Donegal’s success on the national stage.The U21’s and Minor Boys both lost their county finals in two very tight games that could have gone either way.In the Minor Board, the Minor and U16 girls both claimed championship honours in 2012. The U14 Boys team swept all before them, winning a League & Championship double – defeating N. Conaill in both finals and they also claimed the Co. Féile crown for the 3rd year in a row, losing their national Féile semi-final to eventual winners New York. The U13’s also defeated N. Conaill in their championship final, this time by the narrowest of margins to secure their spot in next year’s Féile that will take place in Derry. The U16 hurlers claimed a B league and championship double while the U12 hurlers claimed the county Go Games title. The U12 Boys footballers retained the James Gallagher Cup and topped their Go Games section. Our Sunday morning U10 Football Academy continues to attract approx. 120 children every week with another 60 plus children attending the Friday Evening Hurling & Camogie on a weekly basis. Sean Feeny claimed the County Senior Scór title in the Ballad section of the competition, narrowly losing out in the Ulster semi-final. In Scór na nÓg, Niall Hannigan won his first county medal with his well delivered recitation “Our News”.In 2012, St. Eunan’s launched our Peace III funded coaching initiative “GAA For All” that has employed 4 coaches in the greater Letterkenny area to visit schools and introduce our national games to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to take part in Gaelic Games.The St. Eunan’s club has also hosted several high profile games including the Senior Hurling Championship Final, the Junior A football Final, several senior championship clashes including the semi-final meeting of N. Conaill and Four Masters as well as the Donegal v Laois Allianz NFL Div. 1 game. Donegal’s All-Ireland winning panel were also regulars in O’Donnell Park in 2012 for training.We would like to take this opportunity to wish all the people of Letterkenny a Merry and Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year and to thank them for their continued support of our national games. We would also like to thank our many sponsors for their kindness in these difficult times. Nollaig shona agus bliain úr faoi mhaise dó gach duine go léir.2012 Honours · 2012 – County Senior Men’s Football Champions· 2012 – All County Football League Div. 1 Winners· 2012 – Minor Girls County Football Championship Winners· 2012 – U16 Girls County Football Championship Winners · 2012 – U14 Boys Football County League & Championship Winners· 2012 – U14 Boys Football County & Northern Board Féile Winners· 2012 – U13 Boys Football County Championship Winners· 2012 – U16 Boys Hurling B League & Championship Winners· 2012 – U12 Boys Hurling County Go Games Winners· 2012 – U12 (+ 1 Day) Boys Football James Gallagher Cup Winners· 2012 – U12 Go Games Boys Football Section1 Winners· 2012 – Minor Boys Northern Board League & Championship Winners· 2012 – U14 Boys Northern Board League & Championship Winners· 2012 – U13 Boys Northern Board Championship Winners· 2012 – Scór Sinsir Ballad Winner – Sean Feeny· 2012 – Scór na nÓg Recitation – Niall HanniganGAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: December 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgConvoy GAA News:U14 girls training starting this Tuesday at 6-7:30! We will on the pitch or if it’s a bad day bring PROPER runners for indoor training! See yous all then! Club lotto One person with 3 counties of CE KE LD & SO Veronica Kilpatrick Convoy €100. Next weeks jackpot €3650Underage Training on this Friday from 6-7 bring €2 and water bottle.Can all coaches please be available  as we have a large number of children attending and need everyone available.The Next schools day is scheduled for March 8thEaster Camp this year 29th and 30th March .All registration is now Due All players need to be registered  for insurance purposesGabrielle Gallagher  0861648577 is the registrar this year Contact her ASAP to regU 6 -U -12 €5 U -13 to Minor €10 Adults €30Minor boys training on Wed at 6.30 and Sunday morning At 11 New players are welcome .Senior Men  training Tues and Thurs at 7.30 and Sat morning  at 8.30New players always welcomeLadies training has commenced please Check page for detailsNew players welcome .Best wishes to All our players involved with County Development and County Squads keep up the good work .Well done to donegal ladies on their win at the weekendDonegal V Roscommon is ALL tickets contact Sabrina to place order by wed at 9pm Our Annual presentation Dinner Dance will take place on Easter Sunday in Jacksons HotelTickets €25 and are now availableMusic by Gary Gillen Cloud 9CONVOY GAA MANAGEMENT TELL U14 GIRLS TO TAKE ‘PROPER’ RUNNERS FOR TRAINING! was last modified: March 8th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:convoyGAASportlast_img read more

‘Poor transfer window proves Man United’s board don’t trust Mourinho’

first_img 2 “They had a chance to sign Yerry Mina, but then Man United said, ‘oh, we’re not paying the extortionate agent’s fees’.“But they didn’t say that about Paul Pogba with Mino Raiola – they didn’t worry about paying him a fortune in agent’s fees!“There’s an even bigger chasm now between Ed Woodward and Mourinho.”Listen back to Perry Groves on talkSPORT IN FULL above! 2 CEO Ed Woodward has been reluctant to overspend in the summer transfer window Robin van Persie proved a shrewd signing by Fergie, as he fired Man United to the title in his first season at Old Trafford A central-defender was his priority and while the club made enquiries over the likes of Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Diego Godin, Toby Alderweireld, Kurt Zouma and Yerry Mina, they could not get a deal over the line in time.Since the close of the window on Thursday, there have been claims that Mourinho’s transfer wishlist was largely vetoed by club chiefs, with CEO Ed Woodward pulling the strings over the ins and outs at Old Trafford.And Groves believes the decisions made by the United board this summer directly contradict what they have done in the past with successful signings, due to their mistrust of Mourinho.Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White on Friday, the former Gunners star said: “They don’t trust Jose Mourinho’s judgement on players.“When have you heard Manchester United say, ‘oh no, we’re not buying him because he hasn’t got a sell-on fee’?“I can’t remember them doing that with Robin van Persie when he was 30, and Sir Alex Ferguson said, ‘we need him, doesn’t matter if it’s one or two seasons, he’ll win us the league’, which he did. Manchester United’s poor summer window shows the club board do not trust Jose Mourinho’s judgement in the transfer market.That’s the view of former Arsenal winger Perry Groves, who believes Red Devils chiefs have no faith in the manager’s ability to bring the right players to Old Trafford.Mourinho has been left frustrated after ending the summer window without the top class central defender he craved.United brought in three players early in the window, completing deals for Brazilian midfielder Fred, Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot and 35-year-old goalkeeper Lee Grant, but Mourinho wanted to land two more big-name signings and ultimately was left empty-handed.last_img read more


first_imgOLD habits die hard, but supporting a Brit came naturally to the people of one Donegal town at the weekend – as they roared a British athlete to success.The town was Milford – the athlete was Mo Farah!That’s because super Mo’s manager is Milford man and former Finn Valley AC athlete Ricky Simms! Yesterday M0 – who spent Christmas in Donegal with the Simms family a couple of years ago – became the first Brit to win a global 5,000m title when he won the World Championship yesterday.Farah, 28, said: “I just want to enjoy this moment. I’m so very proud, I still can’t believe it.“A few years ago I thought the Africans could never be beaten — the Kenyans and Ethiopians were so far ahead.“I came so close with a silver in the 10k and I just wanted to do it in the 5k. I’ve got the gold and it feels amazing. Now I’m just looking forward to 2012.” Farah beat off a field of top Africans, including distance legend Bernard Lagat, to win gold in 13min 23.36sec.Farah, who moved to London from Somalia with his family when he was eight, added: “When you make a lot of sacrifices and you work hard, not everything goes smoothly.“I was disappointed with the 10k as I thought I could win. So in the 5,000m I knew when it went down to the finish I had to make sure I had something left.“This is something you train for every day, week in week out, sometimes three times a day. Gold is what every athlete wants.”The people of Milford couldn’t agree more. THE DAY A DONEGAL TOWN ROARED ON A BRITISH ATHLETE! was last modified: September 5th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalMilfordMo Farrahricky simmsworld champlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Daily has linked up with the Donegal GAA County Board to give one lucky reader the chance to win one of just 200 Limited Edition prints of the All-Ireland Champions – signed by Jim McGuinness and the entire Donegal squad.The print is a superb line-up of the entire team on All-Ireland Sunday as they prepared to go on and beat Mayo in this year’s decider.Beautifully framed and with a gold seal, it’s a Christmas present every Donegal gaelic games fan would love to have. Just a few of the pictures are left at the Cristeph Gallery in Letterkenny where Brian McDaid and his team have put together this special commemorative picture and seal.We want one of you – our loyal readers here in Donegal and worldwide – to win one of these prints.All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize is answer the following question:Name the scorers of Donegal’s two goals in the All-Ireland Final win over Mayo. Entry is free. There’s no costly phone charges.Do not enter this competition via Facebook, or Twitter or the usual Donegal Daily email address.Please email your answer giving your name, the town you’re from and with a contact telephone number to mcphoto@eircom.netUsual Donegal Daily rules apply.Closing date is next Monday, December 17th at 5pm. Good luck!WIN A LIMITED EDITION PRINT OF DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND WINNERS – JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:WIN A LIMITED EDITION PRINT OF DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND WINNERS – JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMASlast_img read more

U.S. forces suffer deadliest day since Nov. 2

first_imgBAGHDAD, Iraq – Five U.S. Marines were killed in fighting with al-Qaida-led insurgents near the Syrian border and an Army soldier died of wounds suffered in Baghdad, making Wednesday the second deadliest day for American forces in Iraq this month. Eleven other Marines were wounded Wednesday in Obeidi, 185 miles northwest of Baghdad, according to a New York Times reporter traveling with U.S. forces. A U.S. Marine statement confirmed the five deaths but made no mention of wounded. The statement also said 16 insurgents were confirmed killed in the fighting. Elsewhere, a soldier from the Army’s Task Force Baghdad died Wednesday of wounds suffered the day before when a roadside bomb exploded northwest of the capital on the previous day, the U.S. command said. Three other soldiers were killed Tuesday in a roadside bombing in the same area. But it was unclear if the soldier who died Wednesday was injured in the same attack. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The six deaths made Wednesday the deadliest day for American forces in Iraq since Nov. 2, when seven service members died in four separate attacks. At least 51 U.S. service members have already died in Iraq this month. For the Marines, it was the worst single-day loss since they launched an offensive Nov. 5 to push al-Qaida-led insurgents from a series of towns along the Euphrates River used by foreign fighters to slip into the country from Syria. A Marine statement did not give any details of the Wednesday losses, and names of the victims were withheld pending notification of their families. They were assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2 of the 2nd Marine Division. However, the Times’ embedded reporter said an explosion occurred as a squad entered a farm house in Obeidi. Insurgents then racked survivors and rescuers with small arms and grenade fire before other Marines could recover the dead and wounded and kill the attackers, the newspaper said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Ngabi sideline Nseenene in Bika football tourney

first_img Tags: Bika Bya Buganda Kabaka Mutebi Opens 2015 Bika bya Baganda Football Tournament, Ngabi Clan Win (Photo by Agencies)Bika Bya Buganda 2018Nseenene 0-2 Ngabi NsambaMutessa II War Memorial Stadium, WankulukukuMonday, 11-06-2018Nseene’s hopes of impressing in this edition of Bika football tournament came to a climax after falling 0-2 to Ngabi Nsamba at the Mutesa II stadium on Monday evening.Goals from Nicholas Kasozi and Joshua Kawadwa earned Ngabi Nsamba a desired victory against opponents to set another aplaying date.Hardly four minutes into the game, Sports Club Villa’s Nicholas Kasozi put Ngabi into the lead with a superb strike that left Nseene’s shot stopper Mpagi helpless.Sam Kawalya’s coached team Nseenene resorted to hunting for an equaliser but the visitors were equal to all challenges.From the break, Simon Mugerwa’s Ngabi changed to a defensive minded approach giving hard time to the hosts.In the 63rd minutes, Joshua Kawadwa doubled the lead for Ngabi Nsamba which iced the lead.This showed that the hosting team Nseenene were not going to survive the crumble.After the final whistle, Ngabi Nsamba bagged maximum points and progressed to the next stage while Nseenene withdrew from the competition.Team lineups:Ngabi Ensamba XIJoseph Yiga, Moses Bukenya, Allan Bukenya, Swaibu Mudde, Martin Mpuuga Sseguya, Mohammad Yiga, Nicholas Kasozi, Moses Ndawula (C), Joshua Hawadwa, Burahan Matovu, Titus Lubega.Subs: Julius Sseguya (GK), Ivan Kamoga, William Sseguya, Ben Matovu, Jim Matovu, Emma Magembe, TimothyNseenene XI Mpagi, Lawrence Ssewanyana, Livingstone Kalibala, Rasuli Mpagi, Bruce Kalibala, Abbas Mpagi, Saddat Ssewanyana, Billy Nkata, Fred Kalanzi, Yusuf Kanyerezi, Dirisa Masembe,Subs: Derrick Mpagi (GK), Vincent Mwebe, Blassio Kiwumulo, Ian Mwebe, Muzafal Ssepuya, Edward Masembe.Comments last_img read more